Costume Kingdom Supports The Arts

The Boys And Girls Club of America are running a fantastic program! They’re organizing a movie making camp out in Sellwood, Oregon, where the kids will be writing, directing and starring in their own films!

Last time this camp was run, the kids were making their own costumes. Since we’re based near Los Angeles, we’ve got a soft spot for filmmaking. We thought we could give the kids some options!

We picked out some of our favorite outfits and sent them out to Sellwood. When the future Spielberg  (or Batman’s Christopher Nolan, as our writer can’t help but mention) shoots their early works, were proud to say that we’ll have “known them when!”

Take a look at the video down below to see what cool stuff the kids are doing up in Oregon!

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– Logan, Your Friendly Costume Kingdom Neighbor

Race To The Finish

Shift into a faster gear and hit the raceway! Whether watching it on television, or hitting the BBQs right outside the track itself, NASCAR is one of America’s most beloved and watched sports! When you want to dress yourself in the style of your favorite race car driver, our NASCAR Costumes are just the ticket!

Adult Danica Patrick CostumeFor lady fans of NASCAR, your prayers have been answered! Danica Patrick has taken the world by storm and shows no signs of slowing! Breaking into the boys’ club of NASCAR with her GoDaddy stock car, Danica’s shown that you can drive fast and look good doing it! Put the pedal to the metal and get yourself in a sexy look for Halloween with this NASCAR costume! With our Adult Danica Patrick Costume, you’ll be ready to rock in a style that Danica pulls off easily! Get behind the wheel and pop on your shades as you race past the boys at Daytona! Now all you need is a supercharged car and a track to burn rubber on, though that’s something you’ll have to acquire all on your own! Shift into a higher gear and pick up this sexy costume to show off on Halloween night!

Adult Dale Earnhardt Jr. Costume

One of the poster boys for NASCAR is now available for you today! Driving the No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew / United States National Guard / 7-Eleven car, he’s won the Most Popular Drive Award for the Sprint Cup Series nine different times, and for good reason! Considered one of the nicest guys on tour, he’s also one of the most competitive! With our Adult Dale Earnhardt Jr. Costume, you’ll be in perfect form to get behind that patriotic wheel and race off to victory! Zoom to the finish line in style with this costume and take on all the other NASCAR racers with confidence and style!

With our NASCAR Costumes, you’ll know that we’re ready to get you set for Halloween! Here at Costume Kingdom, we’ve got all you could want to satisfy your need for speed! Check us out and browse through our wide array of costumes!

–Logan, your friendly Costume Kingdom neighbor

The Batsuit

And now, a special guest blog about the world’s greatest detective. –Logan

While heroes are avatars for the human condition; exemplars of what we could be with the right conditions, it is their suits that form their iconography, something tangible for us to associate with the name and power. Certain suits can be distilled down to a few colors or a flashing shape; red and yellow to most means the Flash, to a few it’s Iron Man. But few suits define the hero more than Bruce Wayne, or he’d prefer you call him Batman.

Born of the minds of Bob Kane and Bill Finger, Batman is a caped vigilante living his life in the pursuit of justice his slain parents were denied. But in keeping his identity a secret, Bruce Wayne formed an identity revolving around the clothing he wore, his Batsuit. This iconic piece of fabric and machinery has become as defining as the character himself, each phase of development leading to new story opportunities and even more daring escapes from tenacious pursuers. Batman is many things, a fighter, a detective, but above all, he’s a man in one kick-ass suit.

While the initial suit was simple fabric with a utility belt, it developed over time to incorporate more assistive measures. Some would argue this takes away from the true essence of what it is to be the Bat, but these measures added into the mythos, making the character great in power and mystique. Now he could dodge bullets and bend steel, through the application of technology. He was more than a man in a suit, he was a myth.

The key parts of the suit fall into two main categories: those to ensure Batman’s hidden identity and those to enable him to fight crime. The former is facilitated primarily by his cowl, fused to his cape and keeping his identifying features well concealed. It is this aspect of the Batsuit that generates the greatest compulsion amongst readers – the revelation of the identity of Batman being one of the ultimately negative fates that can befall Bruce Wayne, second only perhaps to death. This mask can hold technology and in it’s various incarnations it has held sensors and data outputs. But above all, above the cape and beyond the armor, the cowl is what makes the Bat in the man.

Beyond the darkness and shadow, the costume held color. Typically in one of two variations, the original blue and grey, or all black. The Blue and grey came from the original series in the ’40′s, where the darkness of the series was not typified, ditched in favor of a form of camp action. It wasn’t until much later in the series that the suit changed color and the series grew up, becoming something more than a man in tights. Many argue this changed with the ’80′s. This was due to two main influences; the introduction of the movies and variation in writing staff including the influence of Frank Miller – author of The Dark Knight Returns. This change made Batman a darker hero, but also brought the costume into greater consideration, the movies introducing the idea of a black bat suit; an idea that has stuck throughout the movie depictions of the world’s greatest detective.

The other change introduced mainly by the movie franchises is the addition of armor plates and Kevlar. Keaton’s Batman had body armor to accentuate his physique and intimidate the criminals. This was a departure from the tradition of the Batman, in that his suit only hid his identity, not his physical ability. With this change, Batman became more than his skills, he was contained within his suit and as such it became as much the hero as he. This continued through the subsequent movies including the latest releases by Nolan, where the Batsuit has become a technological marvel, with power accentuation and memory fabrics fuelled with high current electricity. This is as far as you can get from the original inception of Batman. However, Batman cannot be discussed without his gadgets.

From Batarangs to cable guns, Batman uses and is as much defined by his toys. Though the cable gun is a more recent addition to the arsenal, Batman has generally been assisted in his quest against crime by his utility belt. Best explained within the Nolan films, the belt is well equipped with a variety of canisters of materials to assist Batman in taking down the bad guy. Though it has varied throughout the narrative, it has generally been yellow, with or without the bat symbol. This piece of the costume gives batman his firepower. What has changed over time is the serious nature of the pieces within the belt. Initially a more comical object, producing various sprays and pellets that could make more costumes (including more utility belts), the ’80′s again produced a darker version of the tools, matching the changing mood of the book.

When talking of Batman, it is easy to speak of how the comic books have brought about the movies, but a more important consideration is how the movies have affected the books. While with a superhero film like Superman, the costume is written and done, with Batman the description and actuality of the suit is more fluid; the symbolism remains the same while execution varies. Nipples on the chest in the fourth Batman film may have been a faux pas that never made it to the page, but the all black appearance of the latest iteration of the print Batman owes its lineage to the late ’80′s Burton Batman.

The Batman costume has changed over time, but what it represents has stayed the same. It has always been about a vigilante who seeks vengeance against the criminals he could never stop – those who had slain his parents. In doing this, Bruce Wayne chose a hidden identity, an avatar to become. Some may say Bruce Wayne is Batman. In truth, Batman is Bruce Wayne. The man is now the vigilante, who wears a disguise during the day to hide in plain sight. In doing so, the costume becomes as much the character as the man himself. -Bretzke

Bretzke is a writer for PDXComicGeek.com, a blog for comic geeks by comic geeks, with daily reviews and news. Thanks for reading!

These Birds Are Angry

It’s the video game series that has spread across the globe and killed productivity in offices across the country! Angry Birds is one of the most popular video games of all time, and their strength doesn’t seem to be abating anytime soon. With Angry Birds Space, gravity is now in flux, adding another level of complexity to this already ridiculously entertaining (and addicting) game. Now on iOS, Android, PC and Mac, just about anyone can get their hands (Wings? Claws?) on these birds.

Did you know that Angry Birds Space was first presented by NASA on the International Space Station? It’s true! The game’s stage is no longer flat, but instead has a number of different planets, each with their own gravitational pull. That alone presents a whole host of new challenges and a lot more hours of fun.

Close this windowAlong with new Angry Birds Space costumes (coming soon!), we’ve got quite a bunch of newer classic Angry Birds costumes coming in! You know exactly what to do when it comes to knocking down those obstacles! At the peak of your flight, you turn down on the enemy and – wait, what’s this? You’re turning into three birds?! No one said anything about that. Well, you’ll be ready to knock out three times as many enemies with way with our Adult Angry Birds Blue Bird Costume!

Whether demolishing challenges by yourself and competing with your friends to be top of the leaderboard, you can’t go wrong with this costume! Though I would probably avoid splitting into three smaller clones of yourself. We’re pretty certain that may just get confusing for just about everyone.

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And while you could have a lot of fun dressing yourself up as an irritated winged creature, we all know it’s far more amusing to see your dog look at you with questioning eyes as you dress him or her up in a costume of a different species. Go classic and let your dog run around knocking things over with our Angry Birds Red Bird Pet Costume! Not only will your friends think it’s hilarious, but your pet will not be amused, which is far funny than if they liked the costume. Don’t take our word for it, though, try it out yourself!

No matter how you want to show your love of Angry Birds off, we here at Costume Kingdom will have you, your child, or even your pet covered in the best licensed Angry Birds Costumes! Check us out!

–Logan, your friendly Costume Kingdom neighbor

The Dark Knight Will Rise

The final chapter of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy is coming, and with the world needing a hero, you can dress yourself in the style of the legendary Caped Crusader! With our Batman Costumes, you’ll be ready to take on the evil that stalks the night and clean up the city of the scum that walks the streets!

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Of course, you don’t necessarily have to be the good guy! Maybe you’re a fan of Tom Hardy, or just think that Bane is one of the most riveting members of Batman’s Rogues Gallery! With our Deluxe Bane Muscle Costume, you’ll be ready to terrorize Gotham City to your heart’s (or whatever it is that’s pumping Venom through your body) delight!

Whether you want to burn the city to the ground or you’re simply trying to draw the Bat out to bring him down, you’ll be in a killer look for Halloween! Team up with some of Batman’s other villains and get ready to wreak havoc upon the unsuspecting populous! Pick up this fantastic costume and get ready for the ride of your life! Bring Batman to his knees with this outfit and show Gotham who really holds the power!

Deluxe Batman Halloween Costume

However, if the ultimate detective is what you want, then we at Costume Kingdom are ready to deliver! With our Deluxe Batman Halloween Costume, you’ll be set to take on the street thugs and supervillains that prey upon the innocents in Gotham and abroad!

Batman is one of the world’s greatest superheroes, despite having no powers of his own but his own brain and determination! Whether preparing for war in Wayne Manor or out on the streets, he’s ready to taken on the evils of the night, and you will too with this costume!

No matter what part of the hero/villain spectrum you plan to reside in, our Batman Costumes at CostumeKingdom will have you squared away! Pick up one of these fantastic items today!

–Logan, Your Friendly Costume Kingdom Neighbor

The Amazing Spider-Man Approaches!

With July 4th weekend approaching, there is always a blockbuster ready at theaters, and this year is no different! A full reboot of the Sam Raimi Spider-Man franchise, the comic book hero is back in action with The Amazing Spider-Man!

Whether a fan of the comics or the movies, this season is going to be hot for Spider-Man costumes! Who wants your old flat costumes when you can look ripped like Spidey? With the updated costume that Andrew Garfield (The Social Network) will be wearing as everyone’s favorite webcrawler, you’re gonna want to get in on the action with our Boys Spider-Man Movie Muscle Costume! When you’re gonna have to throw down with The Lizard, you’re going to want to be stronger, faster, better! With this outfit, you’ll be to take on the meanest of baddies in no time!

Or maybe you’re looking for some darker fare, and a fan of the third film? When you want to play both sides of Spider-Man, you don’t have to get separate costumes! With our Boys Reversible Spider-Man Costume, you can choose the light side Spidey, or the symbiotic dark Spider-Man that eventually becomes one of Peter Parker’s worst villains – Venom! Pick up this costume today and show the world what you’re made of — two times over!

No matter your medium of choice, Spider-Man is an American superhero icon beloved across the nation a million times over! Take a look at our Spider-Man Costumes Theme for more ideas on how to get that famous webcrawler out for Halloween!

Morphsuits For Every Occasion!

Many of us can recognize Green Man from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, but what you may not know is there’s a lot more than just the Green Morphsuit! You can grab a wide range of different styles right here at Costume Kingdom!

Tuxedo Morphsuit

Maybe you want to bring some class to these proceedings? Whether you want to make James Bond seem downright boring in comparison, or you’ve just got to go to a black-tie event and don’t have a suit handy, our Deluxe Tuxedo Skintight Morphsuit will have you looking as debonair as any other well-dressed international man of mystery! No matter the occasion – except, well, maybe a funeral – this tux-to-go will have you in a hilarious look! Grab a vodka martini (shaken, not stirred, naturally) and slip on this Tuxedo Morphsuit!

Morphsuits are amazing in their versatility – despite having your body completely encased inside, it’s thin, lightweight, breathable (thankfully), and you can even drink with it on!

At Costume Kingdom we have such a wide array of different Morphsuits! From basic colors – including Green Man – to Tye-Dye and Army Combat, you won’t lack for options when you check out our Morphsuits Theme!

Ninja Morphsuit!

Going for a bit of stealth? There is nothing more silent, more efficient, than the ninja. Why get a bulky ninja costume when our lightweight Deluxe Ninja Skintight Morphsuit will not only do the trick, but even help you stay in the shadows? Answer: You should just grab the Morphsuit! When your friends are looking around asking, “hey, where are you?” You’ll be giggling in the corner as you finish off the last… uh… water. Yeah, you were drinking water.

No matter if you’re hunting your enemies in the crowd of your Halloween party, going to a rave, or just trying to avoid that pesky cousin at your family reunion, you’ll be squared away as you make the night your best friend! At least until your best friends arrive.

Take a look at our Morphsuits Theme to get more ideas! Here at Costume Kingdom, we make certain to have all your costuming needs covered!

–Logan, your friendly Costume Kingdom neighbor

Take Down (Or Help) The Sith With Our Star Wars Costumes!

The Dark Side of the Force lives on even after the destruction of both Death Stars! Grab your lightsaber and build your army of clone troopers with costumes right out of our Star Wars Costumes theme!

This is the Ultimate Stormtrooper Costume!

Ready to join up with the most fearsome army in all of the Galaxy? You’re going to want to suit up in the strongest armor possible! Join the Galactic Empire and fight those pesky Jedi in the ultimate costume of the most classic looking of soldiers!

When the Rebels try to ruin your perfect Imperial Army, it’ll be up to you to stop them! So armor up and get yourself in line with the rest of your fellow soldiers and grab our Supreme Storm Trooper Costume today! Don’t let Skywalker and his band of misfits win! You are the strength and shield of the Empire – protect it and Lord Vader’s conquests at all costs! Pick up this awesome costume today, for Halloween or the upcoming Comic-Con! You can’t go wrong with this authentic, classic Star Wars outfit!

Our Princess Leia Deluxe Costume is Fantastic!

The perfect Princess Leia outfit!

Unless, of course, you’re rebelling against the evil Empire. With you and your Alliance, you’ve got a coalition willing to take on an implacable foe! When you’ve got the evil Sith to take on, you’re one of the galaxy’s last hopes! Our Princess Leia Costume will have you in a look perfect for leadership! When the fate of so many planets rest on your shoulders, you’ve got to step up and be prepared to take on the Dark Side of the Force!

When you want that perfect mix of familiar and classy, you can’t go wrong with our Princess Leia Costume! Get your band of rebels together and take on the evil that is the Empire today!

No matter if you’re getting an early start on your Halloween costume, have a Star Wars themed party or you’re just wanting to get the highest quality costumes for Comic-Con, our Star Wars Costumes will have you in amazing style with some of the best prices you’ll ever find on the web! Stick with Costume Kingdom and we’ll have your Halloween or themed party turning out in some of the best styles around!


–Logan, your friendly Costume Kingdom neighbor.

How The Twenties Roared

The era of Prohibition – the Roaring Twenties – has such a distinct style that even today, it’s one of the classiest ways to dress around! It’s also a time of great civil unrest – of the rise of criminal kingpins the likes of which are infused in our American popular culture for decades past and decades to come!

Get into bootlegging with this Adult Gangster Costume!

Got a bit of a wild streak? Or maybe you just want to bring down the house in a hard-boiled style that’ll have everyone thinking twice before they mess with you! Get your tommy gun and go Capone on your Halloween party with our Mens Adult Gangster Costume! Toss on that fedora and get the lingo down right when you bring in the supplies Prohibition denied us! Don’t let those coppers slow you down!

Grab this costume and take to the streets in this classic style for your Halloween party! No matter what style or theme your party’s got going on, any outfit you pick from our Roaring 20′s Costumes theme will have you in a sleek, sexy style that anyone will envy for Halloween!

Dazzling Silver Womens Flapper Costume

Dazzle your friends with this Silver Flapper Costume!

Do you love dancing the Charleston? Get into all that jazz and put on a sleek and sexy outfit for your Halloween parties with this Dazzling Silver Womens Flapper Costume! People won’t be able to take their eyes off you when you stroll in to the speakeasy with this classy Silent Era costume – but they won’t be able to stay quiet about it! Put on your best Clara Bow hat and post up in your favorite smoky, dark corner – don’t worry, they’ll come to you! Bring the 20′s back to the modern era with this awesome outfit today!

At Costume Kingdom, no matter what era you identify with, we can put you in a classic look. Whether you want to be seductive, hilarious or just plain awesome, we’ve got you covered! Take a look at our Roaring 20′s Costume theme and pick out what’s right for you!

–Logan, your friendly Costume Kingdom neighbor

The Leaning Tower of Pizza and Burgers

Napoleon said “an army moves on its stomach,” and when we’re deep into the Halloween season, truer words couldn’t possibly be spoken. When we’re working late into the night to get your orders out, we get absolutely famished!

Stacks and Stacks of Burgers

When 11:30pm rolls around, I'm gonna be looking at these like it's smoked sirloin.

Listen, we’re working around the clock. If we were robots, we’d just need a little oil and gas to keep us going. But until we invent the Ship-Bot 3001, we’re going to have to come to terms that everyone needs some food. When all the stores have closed and it’s getting closer sunrise than sunset, we need some serious fuel to keep going!

I know when it gets late, and we’ve put in plenty of hours of work already, it starts to look like Dawn of the Dead out here. Things got too intense by midnight for one guy and he just had to take a couple nights off.

So yeah, we’re only human, and unless you’d like to see us lose our marbles and put on all the Tinkerbell Costumes, I think it’s safe to say we’ve earned a feast or two of burgers and burritos. Also, this is really to your benefit; you really don’t want to see me dressing up like Tink.

Trust me. You don’t.

Burritos and Burgers

A feast for kings!

It’s gonna be a whirlwind couple of weeks to Halloween, but we’re getting the job done! Our outfits are flying off the shelves as quick as we can stock them, and as long as we’ve got some tasty treats waiting for us, the days remaining to our biggest holiday of the year are going to speed right by us!

–Logan, your (very hungry and) friendly Costume Kingdom neighbor.